Ceiling fan wobble (I should have known better)
April 23, 2014 9:33 AM Subscribe
I recently installed a small ceiling fan, replacing a flush mounted light in a bedroom. I did not upgrade the box, or add bracing. I should have, I know. The electrical box is side mounted to a joist, and seemed very stable. The fan has a bit of wobble. It’s not the worst I’ve seen, but there is room for improvement.
The house doesn’t currently have access to the attic, but I will be cutting a new access hole for an upcoming insulation project, so I’ll soon be able to get to the electrical box from above.
Can I improve the wobble of the fan by adding in wooden brace(s) and somehow screwing the existing box to the brace? I am not interested in taking the whole fan down and replacing the box. I am only interested in solutions that do not require uninstalling and re-installing the fan.
Thanks in advance
posted by walkinginsunshine to Home & Garden (8 answers total)